Saturday 28 November 2009

Private Oscar Kermit Hansen

Born on 3 March 1889 in Hunter's Point, Quebec - son of Mrs. Rose Hansen, Hunter's Point, Quebec - brother of Mrs. V. Cosgrove, Ottawa, Ontario - at the time of his enlistment in 1915: trade as labourer, single, no current or previous military service, Presbyterian, height of 5 feet 6.75 inches, chest of 37 inches fully expanded, swarthy complexion, brown eyes, black hair - at the time of his reenlistment in 1919: born on 3 March 1888 in North Bay, Ontario, trade as carpenter, weight of 141 pounds.

Joined the 38th Battalion, CEF, in Ottawa, Ontario, on 10 February 1915 (number 410106) - served with the 38th Battalion during its period of garrison duty in Bermuda - landed in France with the 38th Battalion on 13 August 1916 - wounded on 2 or 3 September 1918 - invalided to England on 5 September 1918 - joined the Special Guard, Overseas Military Forces of Canada, (part of the Permanent Force) in Ottawa, Ontario, on 15 September 1919 (number 2779828).

Died on 18 September 1972 - buried in Beechwood Cemetery, Ottawa, Ontario.

(sources: Library and Archives Canada (, online attestation papers; Canadian War Museum, 19740281-001, Manu 58F 2 3, 207th Canadian Infantry Battalion and 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Nominal Roll; The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa Regimental Museum, A400-0007, Master Personnel List for the 38th Canadian Infantry Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force)

1 comment:

Nada Viviani said...

Thanks for posting! This is my great great uncle. I learned something new about him because of this post. :) His brother also fought in WWI. Now time to dig and find the info.